Reporter Publishes Book Saying Clinton Expected to Lose 2016 Elections

Hillary Clinton reportedly accepted her defeat on election night by saying that “they” were “never” going to allow her to become a president. According to a new book by a New York Times reporter, the former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee said she expected to lose.

“I knew it. I knew this would happen to me. They were never going to let me be president,” she said.

Excerpts from the new book published in The Daily Beast, called  “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling,” showed that New York Times reporter and author Amy Chozick also details Clinton’s reaction to the outcome over her “basket of deplorables” remark, which experts say cost her the elections.

“I really messed up,” Clinton later told aides about that speech, according to the book.

Chozick also claims that Clinton’s use of the term reflected her long-standing beliefs.

“Hillary always broke down Trump supporters into three baskets,” Chozick wrote. “The Deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Martha’s Vineyard, over passed hors-d’oeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley.”

The book also details the efforts of Clinton’s campaign during the primary season and explains how Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and others sought to put Trump to the top of the GOP pack in order to guarantee Clinton the easiest general election possible.

“An agenda for an upcoming campaign meeting sent by Robby Mook’s office asked ‘How do we maximize Trump’,” Chozick says of one early campaign meeting.

Meanwhile, at least one of the Clinton staffers, named or referenced as one of “The Guys” by Chozick in the book, responded negatively to its revelations. He accused the reporter who followed Clinton during two presidential runs of being not an “honest broker” of the truth.

“The challenge on the campaign was that you had a reporter holding the Clintons to a higher standard through a lower standard of reporting. Amy was not always an honest broker, and this book seems to be more of the same. It ridicules people with a smile, contributing little to the public discourse,” one unnamed former staffer wrote to the website.

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